The thing that I will remember most from this psychology class, will be the emphasis and time spent on personality. Everyone is different in some way, and that is what I have always found so interesting. Why people do what they do and getting a better understanding of why they do what they do because of the knowledge I have gained from this class will help me in the future. No matter what area or field of study you go into after college, you will most likely have to work with other people. The more you know about personalities and how to cope and coexist and even bring the best out of each other, the better and happier you will be with your career. The importance of personalities in my life has been something that has always been of interest to me. I have always found people's separate personalities an interesting thing to observe. I like to watch how people act around others and I like to analyze them. The information I have learned from this class has just made everything more interesting. In order to remember stuff, especially five years down the road, it has to be something that is interesting to you. This was a section that was interesting to me and I will remember much of the information because of it.
quinn318: April 2012 Archives
I have always thought of myself as a rather persuasive person; that is, when I need to be. I don't find it necessary to always get what you want and I see the value in everyone doing there own thing. However, when the time comes, and you need to convince people to follow you, there are specific techniques to use. When an organization is trying to get donations from people they can use a couple techniques. They can ask for a little money at first, and then later, when you are apart of their organization, they can ask for more because you will feel more responsible because you are apart of this. Another strategy is making people feel a bit guilty if they do not donate a large sum of money. This strategy would be for a company or a political figure that will need a large amount from many people. If you want me to do what I say I can do, I need to get into office first. This makes people feel guilty if the person loses and will make people donate, in theory. Anther is where you tell the person a super low price, and then when they accept, you start convincing them to add on things. This happens a lot with political campaigns. As soon as you donate, they will keep sending things to you, or when you do decide to donate, they will ask if you would like to donate more, or sign up to donate every month. These persuasive techniques play at peoples minds and can be scary to think about how vulnerable some people are.